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EDE on Alpine Linux
Alpine Linux is a security orientated Linux distribution that is extremely light-weight. Instead of the common glibc it uses µclibc (up to version 2.7.x) and the even smaller musl libc (beginning with version 3.0.0). It also uses a grsec patched kernel by default.
EDE can cope with a non-standard libc, some parts of it do not work together with grsec's methods (as of version 2.1)! Alpine packages a vanilla kernel (without grsec) as well. This is what should be run right now for
EDE to be usable on Alpine Linux.
Using EXPERIMENTAL packages
EDE is currently available for Alpine Linux in packages considered experimental. Try them out on non-critical systems only!
Note 2: FLTK is not yet available from the Alpine Linux repositories. For that reason the EDE project provides a FLTK package as well.
At the moment experimental
EDE packages are available for Alpine version 3.0.x on x86 only.
- fltk - The toolkit
- edelib -
EDE's support library which implements functions not provided by
- ede - The DE itself:
EDEbinaries, configuration, icons, the wm, docs, etc.
Before installing, make sure that you are running a vanilla kernel! You can use the following command for that:
Note: Mind the accents (`) - they are not a single ticks (')!
if [ `uname -a | grep grsec | wc -l` -eq 0 ]; then echo "No grsec patched kernel. Good!"; else echo "Grsec patched kernel running. EDE will not work!"; fi
EDE for Alpine Linux is provided in packages only (i.e. no repository information for the package manager). Download the three packages from here. You can do so by issuing the following two commands (Mind the accents (`) again):
[ `apk info | grep wget | wc -l` -eq 1 ] || sudo apk add wget wget http://ede.elderlinux.org/repos/_experimental/alpinelinux/x86/fltk-1.3.2-r0.apk http://ede.elderlinux.org/repos/_experimental/alpinelinux/x86/edelib-2.1-r0.apk http://ede.elderlinux.org/repos/_experimental/alpinelinux/x86/ede-2.1-r0.apk
Now you can install the packages:
apk add ./fltk-1.3.2-r0.apk ./edelib-2.1-r0.apk ./ede-2.1-r0.apk
Building / installing from source
You can of course follow the generic building procedure, too: InstallingFromSource. Just make sure to issue the following command from the source directory before you run “jam” (to fix a musl related issue):
sed -i -e '76a#include <sys/types.h>' ede-tip/ede-tip-compiler.c
You can either use a graphical login manager to bring up
EDE or simply use
Xorg's startx command.
If you want to use startx, just create a new file .xinitrc with the content exec startede in your home directory. You can do so with the following command:
cd ~ && echo "exec startede" > .xinitrc